The incongruities mentioned in Lu 5:36-38 were intended to illustrate the difference between the genius of the old and new economies, and the danger of mixing up the one with the other. As in the one case supposed, "the rent is made worse," and in the other, "the new wine is spilled," so by a mongrel mixture of the ascetic ritualism of the old with the spiritual freedom of the new economy, both are disfigured and destroyed. The thought in this verse is peculiar to Lk. They would not deign to eat with the sinners and tax collectors that constitute Yeshua's friends an… This is a proverbial expression, and which Luke only records; which may be applied to natural men, who having drunk the old wine of their carnal lusts and pleasures, do not desire the new wine of the Gospel, and of the grace of God, and of spiritual things, but prefer their old sins and lusts unto them: carnal lusts may be signified by old wine, both for the antiquity of them, being as old as men themselves, and … Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The difficulty connected with this parabolic word is not critical or exegetical, but scientific. The question has been raised: could even new, tough skins stand the … Luke 5:37-39. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Salem Media Group. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles To which the Scribes and Pharisees are here compared, into whose hearts the new wine of Gospel grace was not put; or to whom was not made known the love of God Comparable to new wine; nor the blessings of the new covenant of grace, now exhibited; nor the truths of the Gospel now more clearly and newly revealed. It was a wonder of his grace, that the call was made so effectual. They have been following Yeshua, learning from him and scrutinizing him. Imagine, if you will, a banquet at the house of Levi the tax collector. of On the periphery of the scene are the Pharisees and several disciples of Yochanan the Immerser.We should not assume that the two groups are mutually exclusive. Luke 5:37. But the "new wine" seems plainly to be the evangelical freedom which Christ was introducing; and the old, the opposite spirit of Judaism: men long accustomed to the latter could not be expected "straightway"—all at once—to take a liking for the former; that is, "These inquiries about the difference between My disciples and the Pharisees," and even John's, are not surprising; they are the effect of a natural revulsion against sudden change, which time will cure; the new wine will itself in time become old, and so acquire all the added charms of antiquity. 5:27-39 It was a wonder of Christ's grace, that he would call a publican to be his disciple and follower. Luke 5:39. It will move in the direction it is presently traveling unless some external force impels it in another direction. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The bottles shall perish.—Better, will perish, there being no reason for any difference between the two verbs. There is singing and drinking and eating and merriment, and in the midst of it reclines the Master and his disciples. If matter is in motion, its tendency is to remain in motion. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. Inertia is the tendency to remain in a fixed position or condition. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. And the bottles shall perish; their condemnation shall be the greater. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. they could not hear them with patience, much less receive them in the love of them; but were at once filled with wrath and indignation, and rejected them. they could not hear them with patience, much less receive them in the love of them; but were at once filled with wrath and indignation, and rejected them. And no man puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. What lessons does this teach, on the one hand, to those who unreasonably cling to what is getting antiquated; and, on the other, to hasty reformers who have no patience with the timidity of their weaker brethren! And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. It was a wonder of his grace, that he so patiently bore the contradiction of sinners against himself and his disciples. It was a wonder of his grace, that he came to call sinners to repentance, and to assure them of pardon. And the bottles shall perish; their condemnation shall be the greater. I believe that in Luke 5:39, Christ is explaining that people do not like change. Proud member This section describes the principle, or law, of inertia. The tradition of the second logion seems to have come down to Lk.’s time without variation; at all events he gives it substantially as in parallels. Luke 5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles To which the Scribes and Pharisees are here compared, into whose hearts the new wine of Gospel grace was not put; or to whom was not made known the love of God Comparable to new wine; nor the blessings of the new covenant of grace, now exhibited; nor the truths of the Gospel now more clearly and newly revealed. Else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled; they not being able to receive and bear these things, no, not the relation of them: these were hard sayings to them, of which they said, who can hear them? Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled; they not being able to receive and bear these things, no, not the relation of them: these were hard sayings to them, of which they said, who can hear them? He is not agreeing that “the old is better”, He is simply stating that that is how most view the shifting of cultures. All rights reserved. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”. The additional parable in Lu 5:39, which is peculiar to Luke, has been variously interpreted. It seems to be a genial apology for conservatism in religion, with tacit reference to John and his disciples, whom Jesus would always treat with consideration. God bless everyone. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. Luke 5:37-39 New International Version (NIV) 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. He is explaining that many people would disagree with His new ideals simply because they differ from traditional values. They loved the old wine of Jewish piety, and did not care for new ways.